Intelligence is natural
Capturing biological systems on silicon
Nature has solved autonomy beyond Deep Learning
Extracting 600 million years of evolution
Enabling machines to move just like in nature
A paradigm shift that is real and working today
Opteran's integrated and modular autonomy platform is made up of four parts
An insect vision camera that sees 360 degrees simultaneously
Optical flow based collision avoidance and object detection
A highly efficient approach to SLAM that doesn't get lost
Enables machines to make decisions by weighing up options
Flexible deployment on GPU, FPGA, ASIC
Opteran’s brain works dynamically on the edge with only a visual sensor and no Deep Learning
A general purpose solution for industrial robotics, autonomous vehicles and consumer robotics.
Opteran’s vision is based on natural autonomy. All around us, mostly unnoticed, insects ply their trade; pollinating orchards, swarming and building new colonies. Our vision is for autonomous machines to diligently move around us, cleaning, servicing, supplying our lives and keeping us safer.
Ubiquitous autonomy is the next revolution, not just for industry, but for every sphere of human endeavor. Opteran’s brain makes this future a reality. Our general purpose solutions will empower machines in space, in the air, on and under the ground.
Warehousing, cleaning, security, mining etc
Autonomous cars, vans and trucks
Vacuums, lawn mowers and home automation
Our journey to natural intelligence
Opteran have achieved a paradigm shift in machine intelligence that provides a path to true general purpose autonomy.
Approximately 15 years ago IBM's Blue Brain project announced it would map all 86b neurons of the human brain. Opteran’s Chief Science Officer, Professor James Marshall’s reaction was ‘if you were going to map a brain you’d start with something less complex.’ He chose insects, specifically the honeybee which exhibits sophisticated navigational skills using a brain the size of a pinhead with only a million neurons.
James raised over £6m EPSRC grant funding and set about creating a process for extracting natural brain function onto silicon. His team has achieved this, enabling Opteran Technologies.
We have an experienced leadership team of commercial and technical experts
CEO and co-founder
ex- Oracle, GlobalLogic and Marakon
ex- CEO Movidius (Intel)
Dr. Alex Cope
CTO and co-founder
Pioneer in brain biomimicry
Professor James Marshall
Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder
ex-Sony, Research Pioneer
Dr. Alex Formstone
ex-Beats, New Vista SPAC
Sebastian von Ribbentrop
ex-founder Amazon Prime Air
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Opteran Secures $12 Million to Create a New Standard for Autonomous Machines
Opteran was featured on BBC Click to discuss how we’re defining the next generation of autonomous technology.
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